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Frequently Asked Questions

  • To obtain a copy of a private property accident report or incident report, you can come by the Sheriff’s Office Monday-Friday between 8:00AM– 5:00PM and pick up your report.  If you were involved in an accident that was investigated by the Georgia State Patrol, Post #19, you will need to contact them to obtain a copy of your report at 478-289-2599.   
  • If you are not a party to the accident/incident, you may not be able to obtain the report.  The Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office complies with the Georgia Open Records Act and certain information may cost the requestor charges of research and reproduction of records as provided by law. 
  • To pay a State Court traffic citation, you may pay the fine in person at the Emanuel County Clerk of Courts Office at 125 South Main Street, Swainsboro, GA or online at the following link and follow the site instructions.   
  • The Clerk’s Office will accept a money order, cashier’s check, or cash in the exact amount of the fine. 
  • To complete a criminal history request for your own employment purposes, you must appear at the Sheriff’s Office and complete the required consent form.  A government issued photo ID is required (driver’s license, passport, etc).  

If you have an issue with the accuracy of a report generated by the Sheriff’s Office, you should first contact the deputy who prepared it.  He or she may correct mistakes, but may not make changes that alter the facts as written unless there is a material mistake.  The final decision is the responsibility of the deputy who created the report.  Reports will not be altered or changed if the information is factually accurate. 

Places A Firearm Is Not Allowed: 

  • School bus 
  • School function 
  • School safety zone – building or property leased or owned by any public or private elementary, secondary, technical or vocational school, college, university or other institute of post secondary education 
  • Secured area of an airport 
  • In a courthouse 
  • In a government building if restricted by security personnel 
  • In a church or place of worship 
  • In a jail or prison 
  • In a state mental health facility 
  • On the premises of a nuclear power facility 
  • Within 150 feet of any polling place when elections are being conducted 
  • Any place where the carrying of firearms is prohibited by Federal Law. 

CALL 911!


  • Stay calm. Give your location, the nature of the emergency, and your name 
  • Listen carefully to the 9-1-1 call-taker 
  • Answer the 9-1-1 call-taker’s questions as accurately as possible. Speak clearly and slowly 
  • Do exactly as the 9-1-1 call-taker tells you during the course of the call 

Never hang up on the 9-1-1 call-taker until you are told to do so 

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